Matt Abbatacola

Matt Abbatacola (@MattAbbatacola) is the executive producer of The Boers and Bernstein Show. Matt also covers the Cubs for 670 The Score.

Carlos Zambrano

Abbatacola: Zambrano Leaves Game after 34 Pitches

Carlos Zambrano left Thursday’s game in the second inning with lower back soreness.

670 The Score–06/30/2011

Kerry Wood

Abbatacola: Wood Creates Foundation To Help Chicago Children

“I believe it’s important to make a difference in a child’s life.” – Kerry Wood

670 The Score–06/30/2011

Jim Hendry

Abbatacola: Hendry Insists No Fire Sale Coming

“The bantering that goes on about how many people will be out of here is foolish.” – Jim Hendry

670 The Score–06/29/2011

Doug Davis and Koyie Hill

Abbatacola: Cubs’ Pitching Is The Problem

There are many reasons to explain the Cubs’ 32-47 record. The main reason in this lost season is the Cubs’ starting pitching.

670 The Score–06/28/2011

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Abbatacola: Cubs Playing Better But With Same Results

Despite losing the series to the White Sox, the Cubs are playing much better baseball as a team.

670 The Score–06/22/2011

Matt Garza

Abbatacola: Rain Ends Garza’s Night; Cubs Lose

The Cubs sat through a one hour and 54 minute rain delay before losing game two of the Crosstown Classic 3-2.

670 The Score–06/22/2011

Carlos Zambrano. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Abbatacola: Zambrano Leads Cubs To Victory

The story before the game was how would Carlos Zambrano react to his welcome at U.S. Cellular Field. Turns out, it wasn’t a problem at all.

670 The Score–06/20/2011

Kosuke Fukudome

Abbatacola: Cubs Pound Brewers 12-7

The Cubs hadn’t won a series since the end of May when the Mets were at Wrigley. The pitching duel turned out to be a slugfest as the Cubs took three of four from Milwaukee.

670 The Score–06/16/2011

Carlos Zambrano

Abbatacola: Cubs Fall To Brewers 9-5

With Carlos Zambrano on the mound, the Cubs fail once again to win three games in a row as they fall to Milwaukee 9-5.

670 The Score–06/16/2011

Tom Ricketts talks to reporters Wednesday at Wrigley Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Abbatacola: Ricketts Backing Hendry, Quade ‘100 Percent’

On a wet and gloomy Wednesday afternoon, Tom Ricketts, the Chairman of the Chicago Cubs, met with the media.

670 The Score–06/15/2011

Starlin Castro is mobbed by his teammates Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Abbatacola: Cubs Rally To Win In The 10th

“We won today. If we win tomorrow, that’s two in a row. If we win the next day, that’s called a winning streak. It has happened before.” – Lou Brown, ‘Major League’

670 The Score–06/14/2011

Chicago Cubs Helmet

Abbatacola: Cubs Swept By Last Place Houston

The Cubs lose 3-1 to Houston and leave Wrigley after their 3-6 homestand.

670 The Score–06/01/2011

Carlos Marmol

Abbatacola: Astros Rally Against Marmol

Carlos Marmol gave up six runs in the ninth inning as the Cubs lost their second consecutive game to last-place Houston.

670 The Score–05/31/2011

Adam Dunn

Dunn’s Struggles Have Been ‘Very Bizarre’

Adam Dunn’s struggles at the beginning of the season were chalked up the slugger being unfamiliar with American League pitching and the adjustment to being a full-time designed hitter.

670 The Score–05/30/2011

Alfonso Soriano

Abbatacola : Cubs Lose Opener To Pittsburgh

Cubs lose opener 4-2 as Soriano goes deep late, but offense falls short.

670 The Score–05/27/2011

Carlos Zambrano

Abbatacola: Zambrano’s Arm and Bat Beat The Mets

Cubs win 9-3 and take the series from the Mets behind Z’s pitching and bat.

670 The Score–05/26/2011

Wrigley Field tarp, rain delay

Abbatacola : Cubs Lose In Rain Shortened Game

Cubs lose in a rain shortened game 7-4. After a 41 minute rain delay, the game was called in the top of the 7th.

670 The Score–05/25/2011

Mike Quade

Abbatacola: Cubs Win; Quade Makes Risky Move

Cubs win 11-1 to open homestand against the New York Mets.

670 The Score–05/24/2011

Wrigley Field

Abbatacola : North Side Notes

The Cubs begin a 9 day 9 game homestand tonight against the New York Mets. Chicago is 10-1 against the N.L. East dating back to August of 2010. Chicago will welcome division rivals, Pittsburgh and […]

670 The Score–05/24/2011

The Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park

Abbatacola: My Trip To Boston

I had the absolute pleasure of spending three nights in Boston last week. It is easily one of my favorite places in the country. The people are incredibly kind and the pubs are plentiful.

670 The Score–05/23/2011